Newsletter 4 – 13th May 2021

Secondary Learning Centre

Esme Jorgensen – Learning Leader


A very happy Mother’s Day to all our special people for last weekend. We hope that the gifts that the students made were well received. The gifts that came from the higher year levels in the Secondary Learning Centre were designed to build upon future learnings. This week, the Year 11 and 12 students began their journey with Project Based Learning (PBL). Drawing upon the Victorian Curriculum, PBL provides a scaffolded approach to workplace programs that students will likely engage in upon leaving school. All of the projects that the students complete, directly align to the Victorian Curriculum and draw upon key learnings from both their Career Action Plan and their Independent Learning Plan goals. With this in mind, students will begin to identify signage within the work environment, collect data on design ideas, create an item to sell, sequence the steps correctly, build a portfolio, and present these items to their peers and hopefully to the greater Sunshine SDS community.

Years 7-10 continue to work on aspects of Australia, including animals, states and natural disasters that affect our sunburnt land such as floods and bushfires within their Geography inquiry unit. If you have any photos, memorabilia or objects that may evoke discussion within the class, please contact your classroom teacher to see if it is appropriate for use.

We welcome Cassie into S8 as their new classroom teacher. She comes to us with experience in special education and is a very keen learner. It is bitter sweet to say that we bid farewell to Tara from S2 at the end of this week, as she welcomes baby number two into the world with her husband and daughter. Thank you for continued passion for the Sunshine SDS community.

Finally, please note that this week Secondary Swimming permissions will be coming home for early in Term 3. These are due back by May 28th so check the diary or lunch box for the note. Hydrotherapy dates are still being confirmed. If you have any questions about swimming, please contact your classroom teacher in the first instance.

Esme Jorgenson

Secondary Learning Leader










Robinson Road Level Crossing Removal

Just to let families know that the crossing on Robinson Road is closed Friday for removal so some student pick up and drop off times may be affected.  Buses will still run but times may change for this day only.


Important Dates – Term 2

 Tuesday 1st June – School Photo’s (Secondary students)

Wednesday 2nd June – School Photo’s (Primary students)

Friday 11th June – Report writing Day (No school)

Monday 14th June – Public Holiday (No school)

Wednesday 23rd June – Parent Teacher Interviews (Student Support Group Meetings)

Friday 25th June – Last Day of Term – 1pm finish